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Sesto Canto

#14 of 1,192 Restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Politeama
Mediterranean, Fusion
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Via Sant'oliva 26, 90141 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 324543
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sesto Canto is a place to eat in Palermo

This restaurant was very close to our hotel Best Western Ai Cavalieri. It was recommended by the hotel staff and exceeded our expectations. The food was excellent, the staff was extremely nice and friendly. We used to think that in general the Sicily's kitchen is somewhat plane and simple, but this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This restaurant was very close to our hotel Best Western Ai Cavalieri. It was recommended by the hotel staff and exceeded our expectations. The food was excellent, the staff was extremely nice and friendly. We used to think that in general the Sicily's kitchen is somewhat plane and simple, but this one was actually great. They offer small appetizers and... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Ai Cavallero hotel next door and just got a table without reservation. We were warmly greeted and after our order we got a appetizer(wonderful) with a prosecco free of charge. The food and service was wonderful and we would highly recommend this small but good place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Great meal but felt we could have been dining in Carrick-on-Shannon/Dublin/Dundalk anywhere else in Europe - lacked the ambience we experienced everywhere else in & around Palermo..

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Great food, charming service and delicious food. I went to this restaurant for the good reviews in tripadvisor and it was just as classified. We were delighted with the service and the food.

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Juiz de Fora
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

When I say sophisticated and refined I am not only referring to the food. True, this restaurant offers a wide array of traditional and revisited versions of Sicilian cuisine as well other day specials, based on what they bought in the market that day. The decoration is clean, the restaurant is well lit and the music - mostly jazz -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is deservedly a popular restaurant. We were welcomed with a glass of bubbly wine and given time and advice. As we wanted to share a starter ( vg ) they served it in two dishes. My wife had bream and vegetables which she said was her beast meal in Syria. So was my Angus steak with lovely sauce And... More 

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Carshalton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Tasteful decor with a jazz theme, we ordered a fish and a steak mains. We were treated to an appetiser and prosecco while waiting. Both mains were well presented, beautifully prepared and generous. I had the Black Angus, delicious with a good sauce and lightly cooked veg. Desserts were decorative and appetising. Overall a great find and good value.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

As usual when a place has such good reviews on TA our expectations were high, but not fulfilled in this case unfortunately. Service and ambience is ok, but food is average at best. We had most of the specials of the day, only good thing was octopus caponata, the pasta with fish and 3 tomatoes we had was so so,... More 

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Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We really liked the fresh food this restaurant is serving. The dishes are quite big but so tasteful. Typical Sicilian recipes are served. The staff is very friendly.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Although in town for just 3 days, it was great to escape the basic touristic meals for a change. We felt like locals having dinner at one of the best restaurants in town. Everything was excellent, particularly the dessert, Cassata.

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Additional Information about Sesto Canto

Address: Via Sant'oliva 26, 90141 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 324543
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Politeama
Average Prices: USD 34 - 54
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Fusion

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Sant'oliva 26, 90141 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Politeama
  • Neighborhood: Politeama
  • Phone Number: +39 091 324543

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34 - 54
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Fusion

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